About Commonwealth Honors College

Honor's students at graduation ceremony


Commonwealth Honors College gives their diverse community of academically talented students extensive opportunities for analysis, research, professional development, and international experience.

What is an honors education?

The National Collegiate Honors Council, which supports and promotes undergraduate honors education, provides the following definition: “Honors education is characterized by in-class and extracurricular activities that are measurably broader, deeper, or more complex than comparable learning experiences typically found at institutions of higher education. Honors experiences include a distinctive learner-directed environment and philosophy, provide opportunities that are appropriately tailored to fit the institution’s culture and mission, and frequently occur within a close community of students and faculty.”